What exactly is a positive affirmation? An affirmation is a positive statement used to bring about a desired situation.
Let’s not over complicate it, that’s all it is. It’s something that we say to ourselves to create what we want. “But I’d feel silly talking to myself” I hear you say. Have you noticed that voice in your head though that does talk to you? Usually in a negative way?
So, if you’re going to talk to yourself anyway, why not say good things, nurturing things, things that will change your life for the better?!
There is a cafe in San Francisco that has made affirmations a major part of their theme, the menu at The Gratitude Cafe is in the form of affirmations such as:
I AM DAZZLING
Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, avocado, Caesar dressing, capers and Brazil nut Parmesan
I AM COMPLETE
Mediterranean plate with almond hummus, olive tapenade, live falafels, cucumber tzatziki salad and a live cracker
I AM ETERNALLY BLESSED
Cold-processed espresso milkshake ( I think this may be my favourite )
How awesome is that! Fabulous food and the opportunity to set up your day in a powerful, positive manner.
There are countless stories of people who’ve healed themselves and changed their lives through affirmations, from Louise Hay who cured herself of cancer to Australian Denise Duffield-Thomas who created her dream job through affirmations and visualisation, as well as using the Law of Attraction.
Add to that the fact that they’re an inexpensive (can’t get better than free) thing to add to your routine – why not give them a try yourself?
The best affirmations are simple and easy to remember and repeat, “Every day in every way I’m getting better and better” is an oldie but a goodie, and if it’s good enough for Tony Robbins who am I to argue.
Make sure to say them in the positive, present tense for example, “I am the perfect weight for me” rather than, “I will lose weight” which implies at some time in the future you will lose some weight.
Affirmations can be used for any area of life you can think of, and Tony Robbins (yes again) even talks about a couple who used affirmations to win the lottery.
What will you use affirmations for?
On a side note I’ve found these amazing people who also add your own personal affirmations to meditation music to make them even more powerful, these are awesome if you want to take it to the next level.
I’d love for you to choose just one affirmation and use it in as many ways as possible, say it out loud, say it to yourself while looking in the mirror, write it down ten times a day.
In the comment box below I’d love to hear about your results!
Bubbles of Love from me to you!
Written by Chizelle, leading The Ultimate Self-love Revolution, writer, speaker and hostess of Chizelle TV